Onapua........the sailing vessel
Thursday, February 2, 2017
The rum distillery is just a few miles from my marina in the beautiful Roseau Valley.
They have tours Monday to Friday in the morning for $10.
Originally they grew sugar cane on the island but nowadays the molasses is imported from Guyana in Africa. They still grow some sugar cane out the back of the distillery for experimental purposes.
The molasses is a byproduct of the sugar crushing process and it is combined with water in the ratio of 1 to 3 and then fermented in these 400 gallon concrete vats.
That creates an 8% alcohol liquid that is then distilled in these pots.
They distill it one more time before being stored in these oak whiskey barrels imported from Kentucky.
After several years, the rum is bottled and I got a chance to sample some of their products.
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